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Smart Cloud Computing Takes Risk Out of Viral Marketing Campaigns
Smart Cloud Computing Takes Risk Out of Viral Marketing Campaigns
by Jeff Vance
When successful advertising campaigns go viral, even cloud-based applications struggle to accommodate demand spikes and traffic bursts. Global advertising agency AKQA turned to Joyent and its Smart Computing technology to design campaigns for “Facebook scale.”
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SaaS Can Deliver Tremendous Value to Small-Medium Enterprises
SaaS Can Deliver Tremendous Value to Small-Medium Enterprises
by Amit Manghani
Remaining nimble and flexible is key to success for small and medium enterprises. The leaders of small and medium enterprises are under constant pressure to continually deliver operational and financial improvements.The need to constantly improve, grow, compete and ensure compliance with constrained resources (i.e. time, money, staff, technology) is compelling the leaders of small and medium enterprises to explore technologies that will help them adapt and adjust quickly to rapidly evolving business and market conditions. Consequently software-as-a-service (SaaS), given its rapid deployment and instant consumption model, is gaining increasing prominence within this group.
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Counting the Cloud
Counting the Cloud
by Guy Rosen
Indeed, cloud computing has spawned lots of talk bordering on hype (or is it the other way around?). Not to mention, it seems like just about everyone is re-positioning their products to somehow include cloud in their brands. But where are the hard, real numbers?
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Smart Cloud Computing Takes Risk Out of Viral Marketing Campaigns
Smart Cloud Computing Takes Risk Out of Viral Marketing Campaigns
by Jeff Vance
When successful advertising campaigns go viral, even cloud-based applications struggle to accommodate demand spikes and traffic bursts. Global advertising agency AKQA turned to Joyent and its Smart Computing technology to design campaigns for “Facebook scale.”
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Who Controls the Cloud Market - Providers or Consumers?
Ilyas Iyoob - Sr. Research Scientist, and Director of Advanced Analytics at Gravitant

We first went from reserving cloud capacity to securing capacity on-demand, and then we even started to bid for unused capacity in the spot market – all in an effort to decrease cost in the cloud. Can we take this one step further? Instead of us bidding for capacity, wouldn't it be interesting if we can get providers to bid for our demand?


The dark side of the internet
Tinniam V Ganesh - Founder & Owner at INWARDi Technologies

This article looks at the issues that arise because of inefficiencies in large datacenters


Why the Cost of Sales Gap is Shrinking between SaaS and Legacy Software Vendors
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

Today’s leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies continue to steal share from their legacy, independent software vendor (ISV) counterparts due to rising demand for their cloud-based application alternatives. However, many of those offering enterprise SaaS solutions are also seeing their sales costs rise as well. This is raising some serious questions about the short- and long-term profitability of the SaaS model compared with its traditional, on-premises predecessor. This commentary examines the industry implications of these trends.


Channeling New Cloud Opportunities
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

Channel companies must accept that the cloud fundamentally disrupts their traditional business models. They must recognize that meeting their customers' rising expectations requires transforming their go-to-market strategies and services. It changes the skills required, the sales tactics, the value propositions and service delivery methodologies. This article discusses the channel opportunities and challenges which were examined at the second annual Cloud Channel Summit on November 5, 2012.


Future of Cloud Computing in 2013
Richa Pokhriyal - Digital Media Specialist at Egocentrix

Cloud is hot, cloud is here to stay and no matter how inefficient and insecure you feel it is, you would not like to miss any update on cloud. Probably 2012 is the year when cloud market has faced many negative allegations too for example cloud marketing is blamed of misleading the clients and users. Cloud was called the victim of over marketing. At the same time businesses have realized that cloud computing is not just about going on-premise to off-premise for saving few thousand dollars but it is a complete business transformation strategy. Cloud, Mobile application development and big data was the popular trio of the year. Now year is about to end. So where cloud computing is heading in 2013? What is the future of cloud computing especially what are the major shifts taking place and what form it would take in 2013 and coming years? Following are the complete details: http://egocentrix.com/blog/2012/10/29/state-cloud-computing-2013/


The next frontier
Tinniam V Ganesh - Founder & Owner at INWARDi Technologies

The article discusses the possible future of data centers and the cloud given the issues of WAN latency.


Looking Ahead: A Cloud Report from 2015
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

Find out what the future may have in store for cloud computing.


Trends for Cloud Customers in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

Trends for Cloud Customers in 2012


SaaS Trends in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

SaaS Trends in 2012


BIG Data Trends in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

BIG Data Trends in 2012


PaaS / BPaaS / IaaS Trends in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

PaaS / BPaaS / IaaS Trends in 2012


General Cloud Computing Trends in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

General Cloud Computing Trends in 2012


Trends For Cloud Service Providers and Traditional IT Vendors in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

Trends For Cloud Service Providers and Traditional IT Vendors in 2012


Cloud Computing Adoption Concerns in 2012
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

Cloud Computing Adoption Concerns


Gartner: Cloud Adoption in India
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

Cloud Adoption in India


Recent Trends in Cloud Services Adoption
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

The cloud is also a world with various layers and choices. Do you adopt a public, private or hybrid cloud model? Do you use the cloud for software or your whole infrastructure? Are you a formal (enterprise IT) buyer or an informal (mid-market, SMB) buyer, and how does that affect the model you choose? Then there are the different service models, aka the “aaS” acronyms: SaaS (software-as-a-service), IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service). Adopters of public cloud services will be from the “informal” buyer camp, which are mostly small and midsize businesses or enterprise users who are outside the core IT operations and transaction teams. These buyers are more likely to follow the IaaS and PaaS models and put all their IT resources (servers, storage) in a cloud environment.


Cloud Computing : Legacy Is a Challenge, Not A Barrier
Patrick Pushor - CTO & Founder at CloudChronicle.com

Do legacy workloads have a place in cloud computing? Its often not a black and white discussion. With the right perspective and tools we may be able to make intelligent choices around legacy workloads and their place in the cloud.


Latest on Cloud ComputingPredictions, New Offerings and Other News
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

1) AWS Storage Gateway 2) Other Predictions 3) Information Age’s 2012 reader survey 4) Unisys 2012 Predictions for Cloud Computing 5) How Cloud Redefines Our Most Important Business Technology 6) Relationships 7) Amazon’s Expanding Ventures in Cloud Computing 8) Enterprise Going Strong on Green IT Initiatives 9) Cloud computing fuels the economy and creates jobs 10) Amazon Embraces Flexibility 11) ATMs using cloud computing for security 12) Dell Introduces 200-VM Server for Private Cloud


Amazon DynamoDB: NoSQL in Amazon Public Cloud
Mitesh Soni - Research Engineer at iGATE Patni

NoSQL Databases are built without relations. But is it really that “good” to go for NoSQL Databases? A world without relations, no joins and pure scalability! NoSQL databases typically emphasize horizontal scalability via partitioning, putting them in a good position to leverage the elastic provisioning capabilities of the cloud. Amazon has announced the immediate availability of Amazon DynamoDB, a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. Lets find more details on it.


10 Cloud Computing Uses, Day 1: Agriculture and Irrigation
Patrick Pushor - CTO & Founder at CloudChronicle.com

Cloud computing can help farmers automate their business processes, gain efficiency through "just-in-time" resource utilization, and provide a path of least resistance for expansion.


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JDA Customers Looking to the Cloud
Joe King - Group Vice President, Managed Services at JDA Software Group, Inc

Joseph King, VP of JDA Managed Services, discusses JDA's customers movement to the cloud.


Supply Chain Management Migrates to the Cloud Via the Channel
Joe King - Group Vice President, Managed Services at JDA Software Group, Inc

Joseph King, SVP JDA Managed Services, discussed how JDA selected Layered Tech as its cloud provider and Burstorm's role in this selection process.


Dreamforce 2010 and the State of the Cloud
Jeff Kaplan - Founder & Managing Director at THINKstrategies, Inc

Dreamsimplicity catches up with industry veteran, Jeff Kaplan, at Dreamforce 2010 to get an update on THINKstrategies, the SaaS Showplace and the Cloud Computing marketplace.


Reality & The Cloud
Werner Vogels - VP, CTO at Amazon.com, Inc

Building on massive regional broadband and access initiatives, individuals and organizations now have ample opportunities to access a continuously growing variety of online services that are based on cloud computing.


Computing Remotely
Werner Vogels - VP, CTO at Amazon.com, Inc

Amazon.com CTO, Werner Vogels, talks about cloud computing, the Indian market, and the economics of free services.


OSCON 2010: The Journey So Far
James Urquhart - Manager, Cloud Computing & Virtualized Data Centers Marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc

The Cloud Manager at Cisco Systems discusses the past five years of cloud computing.


Cisco CTO on Innovation
Padmasree Warrior - Chief Technology Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc

Cisco CTO, Padmasree Warrior, discusses Cisco's philosophy for innovation, current market trends and the biggest challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs today.


Gaining Altitude Part 2
Werner Vogels - VP, CTO at Amazon.com, Inc

The Chairman & CEO at Salesforce.com, Marc Benioff, and the VP & CTO at Amazon.com, Werner Vogels, discuss the direction of cloud computing at the Google Atmosphere event.


Hacking Cloud Computing Adoption
Guy Rosen - Co-Founder & CEO at Vircado

The CO-Founder and CEO of Vicardo, creators of a breakthrough proxy-as-a-service platform, gives a keynote at the Cloud Connect Conference.


The Real Cloud - Episode 2: Counting the Cloud – February 2010
Guy Rosen - Co-Founder & CEO at Vircado
John Rowell - Co-Founder & CTO at OpSource

In the second episode of "The Real Cloud" John Rowell discusses Cloud Computing measurement practices and trends with Guy Rosen, the Co-Founder & CEO of Vircado.


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Looking Ahead: A Cloud Report from 2015
Mitesh Soni - Technical Lead at iGATE

Find out what the future may have in store for cloud computing.


Leaders in the Cloud Research Study Survey Findings PDF
Kamesh Pemmaraju - Leading Research on Cloud Computing & Independent Cloud Computing Consultant at SandHill

The Sand Hill Group’s new study “Leaders in the Cloud” conducted in-depth interviews with forty CIOs and tech leaders and surveyed more than 500 IT executives. The combination of these two research efforts provides unparalleled insight into customer perceptions of cloud computing, current and planned cloud initiatives, adoption drivers, business and technological benefits. The following pages contain a summary of selected findings from the survey of IT executives. The “Leaders in the Cloud” report also contains more than a dozen use cases from a diverse group of industries which demonstrate the real business value being achieved, as well as the latest best practices and lessons learned from real-world cloud projects.


State of the Cloud - February 2010
Guy Rosen - Co-Founder & CEO at Vircado

Monthly rundown of cloud computing providers.


State of the Cloud - January 2010
Guy Rosen - Co-Founder & CEO at Vircado

Monthly rundown of cloud computing providers.


Cloud Hosting Awareness Survey PDF
Lanham Napier - President & CEO at Rackspace Hosting, Inc

Rackspace Survey Reveals that Small Businesses are Missing out on Cloud Hosting Benefits.


Enterprise Usage of Clouds PDF
Ignacio M Llorente - Full Professor & Head of Research Group at Complutense University of Madrid

Position Papers: Enterprise Usage of Clouds


How SaaS Ecosystems are Evolving to Meet the Needs of Emerging SaaS Vendors
Chris Hoffmann - Sr Principle & Research Director at TripleTree, LLC

SaaS ecosystems are changing as CIO's warm to the idea of "renting" their application functionality and specialty software firms seek partnership opportunities that offer more than marketing support. This panel discussion included three industry executives from technology firms whose solutions roadmaps include SaaS Platforms. As key features like compliance, collaboration and administrative functions begin to categorize areas of strength for SaaS Platform vendors, this webcast helped listeners formulate a checklist of considerations for selecting SaaS partners or making SaaS investments.


Rackspace Green Survey PDF
Lanham Napier - President & CEO at Rackspace Hosting, Inc

Learn more about the perceptions that our business customers have regarding environmental issues and the impact of IT on climate change.


Enterprise Software Customer Survey 2008
Abhijit Dubey - Partner at McKinsey & Company

Innovation in the software industry is on the upswing, with Software as a Service (SaaS) being a key driver. The SaaS model is becoming mainstream and this has led to the rise of a new generation of SaaS platforms (also referred to in the industry as Platformas-a-Service PaaS). This year's survey of more than 850 enterprise software customers by McKinsey & Co in collaboration with the SandHill Group and the Software and Interop conferences showed increasing acceptance of subscription and on-demand models but more surprisingly, a high portion (74 percent) of enterprise customers favorably disposed to adopting SaaS platforms.
Mckinsey software 2008 survey Erik Jonker Mckinsey software 2008 survey reveals the developments in the software industry.Found a reference to it on nicholas carr's blog, http://www.roughtype.com

Rackspace Virtualization Survey PDF
Lanham Napier - President & CEO at Rackspace Hosting, Inc

Gain insight into Rackspace customer's perception regarding the adoption of virtualization and the benefits and challenges of this highly complex technology.


Rackspace Software as a Service Perceptions Survey PDF
Lanham Napier - President & CEO at Rackspace Hosting, Inc

Read about the perceptions Rackspace customers have regarding the adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) and the influence of application uptime and availability.


John Lewis deploys cloud-based appointments system
By: Antony Savvas
John Lewis is deploying a cloud computing-based appointment booking system across all its department stores.
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Amazon betting on cloud computing, sacrificing some profit
By: Phil Wahba
Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is thinking long-term when it spends heavily on "the cloud," but investors may see a little more short-term rain when the online retailer reports its earnings on Tuesday. The company has been willing to sacrifice some profitability to win customers and build its new businesses. It has invested heavily in areas such as "cloud computing" -- which allows companies to store data on its servers -- to take on its rivals Google Inc and Apple Inc.
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SMEs in UK slower to adopt cloud computing than Europe's firms
By: Richard Tyler and James Hurley
It comes as IT giants Microsoft and Tata Consultancy Services have launched on-demand, internet-based business software platforms for small and medium-sized enterprises and IBM claimed last week that its new product range would fuel the adoption of so-called "cloud" based services from the current "experimentation" phase to "full scale deployment". However, the UK appears to be lagging behind the rest of Europe with the survey of 1,600 companies by VMware finding that on average 60pc of SMEs had adopted some internet-based IT compared to only 48pc in the UK.
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Amazon Web Services Service Health Dashboard
By: Automated
Health status of Amazon's various cloud services
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Intel Benefits from Cloud Computing, Explosion in Mobile Devices
By: Fahmida Y. Rashid
The shift to cloud computing is fueling strong growth in Intel's enterprise server business as the company gears up to play in the tablet and smartphone segment.
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This Week's IPO Buzz: From China to the Cloud
By: John Fitzgibbon
When words such as “cloud computing” and “China” wrap their fingers around an IPO these days, you can anticipate some aftermarket fireworks. 21Vianet Group (VNET) – a Chinese “cloud computing” company – heads up this week’s IPO calendar. The Street is calling it “the pick of the week.” 21Vianet believes it is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider (“cloud computing”) in China. The company operates 47 data centers in 33 cities throughout China, including all of China’s major Internet hubs, with over 5,700 cabinets under management housing over 39,000 servers. 21Vianet planned to price 11.5 million American Depositary Shares (ADS) at $10 to $12 each on Wednesday evening to trade on Thursday.
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IBM Sees Cloud Computing Growth, Weakening Public Sector Sales In Q1
By: Rick Whiting
IBM (NYSE:IBM) expects its cloud computing sales to double this year, putting the company on track to grow its cloud-related sales to $7 billion by 2015, an IBM executive said Tuesday.
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Glenn signs contract for cloud computing
By: Rick Longley
It has been years in planning and Glenn County finally signed a contract to centralize its computer systems into one so-called cloud for Internet services. The Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with AT&T on Tuesday to provide a more unified computer network for the county referred to as Customized Switched Metro Ethernet Services.
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Meath VEC deploys cloud solution
By: Staff
Education & Research | 18 Apr 2011 : Meath VEC today became the first second level education institution to deploy centralised managed cloud computing across its network of schools and education centres. Working with Microsoft, the entire network of schools now has a single point for all technology resources and all teachers have access to the same teaching materials, can access virtual classrooms and share resources. Minister for Training and Skills Ciarán Cannon announced that Wicklow VEC will now work with Microsoft to rollout cloud computing to its 12 schools based on the successful Meath VEC model.
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As Law Firms Fly Into Cloud Computing, Will CIOs Matter?
By: Chris Romano
When Harvard Business Review published Nicholas Carr's 2004 book, Does IT Matter?, the reaction was incendiary. Carr argued that technological, economic, and competitive forces were combining to transform the role IT plays in business, and that technology had become a commodity that doesn't provide competitive advantages. Two Harvard business professors were among the many readers who declared Carr, in essence, clueless.
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Radiant sees off-site 'cloud computing' as key to growth
By: Scott Simpson
David Buffett likes to compare his company to a utility - for better or for worse. The email and high-speed data network connections that Radiant Communications provides for about 4,000 customers, including Tim Hortons, lululemon and Burger King, guarantee a steady stream of revenue.
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The Business Market Plays Cloud Computing Catch-Up
By: STEVE LOHR
The big spenders on technology are businesses and government agencies. They buy about 75 percent of the computing goods and services sold worldwide. Yet it is increasingly evident they are not driving the new ideas, excitement and powerhouse technology companies in ascent these days.
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CRM Cloud Computing Leader Salesforce.com Presents Strong 2011 Outlook
By: Susan J. Campbell
Did you know that the concept of cloud computing actually arrived with the Internet? Of course, at that time it didn’t have the cloud name and solutions weren’t really available for users to take advantage of it, but thousands of individuals around the world have been using cloud computing for years without even realizing it. Now, cloud computing seems to be coming into its own, evolving into an industry that is expected to top $140 billion by 2014.
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Cloud Computing Expedites Trauma Care at UC San Diego Health System
By: Press Release
An electronic, cloud-based approach to sharing radiology files with other medical institutions is expediting the care of UC San Diego Health System trauma patients. The method is currently being used to speed the diagnosis and treatment of patients sent to UC San Diego Medical Center-Hillcrest from remote area hospitals.
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Disaster Recovery Moving Into The Cloud
By: Bob Roudebush
Cloud computing is one of the most talked-about trends in IT, and the market for cloud services is exploding. In fact, IDC says cloud computing was a $17.4B market in 2009, but is expected to grow to $44.2B in 2013.
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Toyota to use Microsoft Windows Azure ‘cloud computing’
By: Brett Davis
Toyota president, Akio Toyoda, and Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, have just announced a partnership deal which will introduce Microsoft’s Windows Azure ‘cloud computing’ platform into Toyota plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles of the future.
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Toyota and Microsoft Team Up to Bring Cloud Computing On the Road
By: Chris Gayomali
Yesterday afternoon, Toyota and Microsoft announced a new $12 million partnership that aims to bring cloud computing on the road. This team-up will grant the industry-leading automaker's vehicles access to streaming music, telecommunications information, GPS and energy mangement on the go.
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Microsoft Says to Spend 90% of R&D on Cloud Strategy
By: Aydan Eksin
Microsoft International President Jean-Philippe Courtois said the company will spend 90 percent of its $9.6 billion research and development budget on cloud strategy this year.
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Seven in 10 businesses worried about managing cloud
By: Leo King
Seventy one percent of businesses are concerned about managing cloud computing, according to a survey.
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Manufacturing Industry Benefiting From Cloud Computing, Microsoft Says
By: Staff
Cloud computing is transforming the manufacturing industry value chain as manufacturers begin to realise the benefits of cloud based computing, Microsoft has claimed. According to the Microsoft Discrete Manufacturing Cloud Computing Survey 2011, IT decision makers in European and US based manufacturing industries are planning on moving to the cloud for their IT needs.
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